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To find out about dates and fees for the Foundation-level qualifications - collectively referred to as Foundations in Accountancy - browse the information below:

Applying to become a student
Computer-based exams
Joint Examination Schemes
Registration and subscription fees
Exam entry

Applying to become a student

You can apply online at any time of the year - it’s quick and easy. You can:

  • upload all your supporting documents, saving time and postage costs
  • claim provisional exemptions so you know which level you can start your studies at
  • track your application
  • start studying! Your application will only take a short time to process.

Please note you will need to allow time for your application to be processed if you want to sit exams at the next available session.

Computer-based exams

Paper-based exams are still available in soem markets which can be taken in June or December. However, computer-based exams (CBEs) are available for the first seven exam papers at the Foundation level (but not for the specialist papers). You can sit these at any time of the year. Simply find a CBE centre and pay them directly for the exams you wish to sit.

You can take computer-based exams at any time but you will need to make sure that you are registered as a student and that you have your student registration number with you on the day. Please allow at least six weeks for your form to be processed and to be given your student number.

For more information on computer-based exams, please click on the computer based exams link in the related links on the left-hand side of the page.

Joint Exam Schemes

Do you live in Barbados, Belize, Cambodia, Guyana, Jamaica, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Swaziland, Thailand or Trinidad and Tobago?

Then by sitting our exams you can achieve the exam component of the local accountancy body qualification too. We call these Joint Exam Schemes.

To register with the local Joint Exam Scheme partner as well as ACCA, please apply online. Or you can complete a form from your local Joint Exam Scheme office. You may need to pay another fee to register with the relevant Joint Exam Scheme partner - please contact them for details.

Registration and subscription fees

You will need to pay an initial registration fee when you apply. You will also need to pay an annual subscription fee by 1 January each year to keep your student status active.

You will be invoiced in November each year, and we’ve made it easy for you to pay your fees online via our student tool myACCA. Your annual subscription to us means we can keep providing you with the right resources and support to help you gain your ACCA membership.


If you apply to become a student with us before 8 May, you will need to pay both your initial registration fee and your annual subscription fee. This is the closing date for late exam entry for the June exams, so applying before this date means you are eligible to sit paper-based exams at both the June and December exam sessions.

The following fees are applicable from 9 November 2014 (and are subject to change without written notice):

Foundation level

Initial Registration£79
Annual Subscription£83

Additional fees may apply to register with the relevant Joint Examination Scheme partner - please contact the Joint Exam Scheme partner for details.

*plus unpaid fee(s)

Exam entry and fees

For more information on exam entry and exam fees please visit the Enter an Exam page for information on when and how to enter for an ACCA exam. 


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